Milton Shakespeare Spenser

          Milton, Shakespeare and Spenser (detail)

                    Carnegie Centre, Vancouver

 N.T. Lyon, Toronto 1903




British Columbia

The Institute photographed and published 1476 photos from fifty BC buildings in 2010. Many of these photos await the funding that will permit their annotation.

British Columbia's oldest stained glass window, a large Adam and Eve dating from 1533 was sold at auction in Vancouver to a London art dealer in 2007.  Much outstanding material remains in both Vancouver and Victoria. There is fine work by Morris and Company and other renowned English studios, dalle de verre by Gabriel Loire and Rault Fréres, of France, and highly original work by Canadian studios created in the past three centuries.

Of national significance in Vancouver are depictions of thirty key events in Canadian history, beginning in with Giovanni Caboto's arrival in 1497,  at Canadian Memorial Chapel.  Conceived as a monument to the many thousands of Canadians who died in what was still called The Great War, these elaborate representations of every Province were completed in 1928.


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Rated List of British Columbia Locations

  Beth Israel Synagogue
* Bloomfield House and Studio
  Canadian Memorial Church
** Carnegie Community Centre
* Gabriola Mansion
*** Holy Rosary Cathedral
* Main Library, University of British Columbia
** Marine Building
* Regent College, University of British Columbia
** Schara Tzedeck Synagogue
*** St Andrew's-Wesley United Church
*** St John's Shaughnessy Church
  St John's United Church
** St Mark's College Chapel, University of British Columbia
*** St Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican Church
** St Mary's Ukrainian Church
*** St Paul's Anglican Church
** St Francis of Assisi Church
  Temple Sholom
  Unitarian Church
*** Vancouver International Airport
** Vancouver School of Theology, University of British Columbia
** Multi-Faith Naval Chapel, Esquimalt
* Old Naval and Garrison Church, 1866 Esquimalt
** St Andrew's Anglican, Cowichan Station
* St John's Anglican Church, Ladysmith
* St Peter's Quamichan Anglican Church, Duncan
*** Christ Church Cathedral
  Church of God, Reformed Episcopalian
*** Craigdarroch Castle
*** Government House, the Ballroom Botanicals
*** Great Window of the Lieutenant Governors, Government House
*** St Andrew's Catholic Cathedral
** St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
*** St John the Divine Anglican Church
** St John the Divine, Medical and British Columbia History
** Victoria Conservatory of Music
  All Saints Anglican Church
  St Barnabas Anglican Church
* Penticton Presbyterian Church